Community Acquired Infection

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 123--130

Drug-resistant pathogens in community-acquired pneumonia


Ane Uranga1, Marcos I Restrepo2, James D Chalmers3, Francesco Blasi4, Stefano Aliberti5 
1 Department of Pneumology, Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
2 Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
3 Tayside Respiratory Research Group, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
4 Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
5 School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Stefano Aliberti
School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan Bicocca, Respiratory Unit, AO San Gerardo, Via Pergolesi 33, 20052, Monza
Italy

An increasing prevalence of pneumonia caused by drug-resistant pathogens (DRPs) has been identifi ed. The 2005 American Thoracic Society (ATS)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines proposed the health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) model in order to identify an increased risk of DRPs in patients coming from the community. These patients are known to have a worse prognosis, mostly due to poor functional status and treatment restrictions. New useful scores have been developed to help physicians in predicting DRPs. This manuscript is a review of currently published literature concerning the impact of CAP caused by DRPs and the different predictive models available.


How to cite this article:
Uranga A, Restrepo MI, Chalmers JD, Blasi F, Aliberti S. Drug-resistant pathogens in community-acquired pneumonia.Community Acquir Infect 2015;2:123-130


How to cite this URL:
Uranga A, Restrepo MI, Chalmers JD, Blasi F, Aliberti S. Drug-resistant pathogens in community-acquired pneumonia. Community Acquir Infect [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Jan 22 ];2:123-130
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